This AA-grade lapis lazuli drop features carved flutes spiraling from point to base. The drop is vertically half-drilled for mounting on a peg and is an ideal choice for necklace and earring designs. The deep blue color and attractive inclusions of this stone looks great when used alone or when paired with gold or silver findings and/or complementary-color beads in more complex designs. Use jeweler’s epoxy to secure the drop on a peg finding.
Lapis lazuli is a metamorphic stone composed of lazurite, pyrite, and calcite. It exhibits a shade of blue resulting from the relative color percentages of these minerals. This dark-blue, AA-grade lapis lazuli gemstone is primarily composed of lazurite, chosen carefully to present superior quality with the richest blue color possible and minimizing pyrite and calcite inclusions. Represented in folklore as a symbol of the starry night, lapis lazuli is said to stimulate the intellect and support wisdom.
• Bead sizes and hole sizes are approximate and may vary slightly from bead to bead.
• Care: Clean with warm, soapy water; never clean using steam or ultrasonics.